Published on June 28th, 2009 | by Amiel Blajchman5
Roof Shingles Made from Recycled Plastic and Rubber
June 28th, 2009 by Amiel Blajchman
Now, I’m no Bob Villa, but as a new homeowner who has to replace his roof, I have been looking into environmentally friendly alternatives to either asphalt or “premium” wood. And Enviroshake definitely falls into the first category. Made primarily of reclaimed materials, Enviroshake might just be the answer.
Their roof shingles are made out of post industrial plastic(s), recycled rubber elastomers and cellulosic fibre materials. Looking at the photos though, it’s pretty hard to tell that they’re made from former tires.
Other added benefits are that because these shingles are made of reclaimed materials, they don’t require any pretreatment, and once installed they’re maintenance free. According to the manufacturer, they’ll last for decades and can form part of a building’s LEED application.
So what’s the catch? They’re more expensive. Life’s like that sometimes.